The A.O. Smith and Briggs and Stratton “Flyers” rate at as one of the most unusual “baby cars” cars produced in the teens and twenties. The cute little vehicle was first produced by Smith in Milwaukee between the years of 1915 and 1918 and then followed by Briggs and Stratton between 1919 and 1925 after buying the design from Smith.
This image with an attractive and well-dressed young woman behind the wheel was taken in 1920 by Leslie Jones and is is courtesy of the Boston Public Library.
Learn more about the “Flyer” in earlier coverage of the “Auto Red Bug” story.
- 1915 patent application drawing for R.S. Smith’s “motor carrying tractor unit.”